This past weekend I indulged on some good food, great conversation with blogger friends and laughed until my belly almost burst watching a new movie called Moms Night Out.
MOMS’ NIGHT OUT is an endearing true-to-life family comedy that celebrates the beautiful mess called parenting. Starring Sarah Drew, Sean Astin, Patricia Heaton, and Trace Adkins, it opens in theaters May 9.
I was invited out for dinner at STRIP Atlanta and a movie by Maria Bailey of Moms Select and BSM Media.
And it was an enjoyable evening of laughter watching a good, light-hearted movie about a frustrated blogger-mom who’s lost her mojo and her mind trying to take care of her kids, be a perfect wife and everything she thinks everyone else wants her to be. She enlists her best friend and her mentor, the first lady of the church to go out for a Mom’s Night Out but it turns out worst than kids fingerprints slathered all over fresh paint!
There were lots of laughable and teachable moments in the movie. Although to me the mom was pretty over-the-top with her depiction of her parenting woes (yes parenting makes you want to pull your hair half the time and yes it even makes you want to run and hide,) I did however see moments of myself in the movie. She hit home with her frustration as a blogger because blog life can be so competitive and very catty at times and it is a slow process from being a newbie to landing great paid writing gigs. I definitely get that. And sometimes you struggle to find great content that people other than yourself will care about. I get that too.
But sometimes it takes a strange turn of events to make you sit up and pay attention to the precious life you already have. Like that mom, I have a life I always dreamed of but there were definitely moments where I couldn’t appreciate my life only to get an ‘ah-ha’ moment that made me realize I have it all and I better recognize that before I lose it all!
I invited out my friend Dr. Didi St. Louis of Healthy Mommy Happy Baby to check out the movie too. And thoroughly enjoyed every nook and crannie of it and thanked me for the invite. For moms, this movie will hit home. There is an element of all of our lives being portrayed. And I absolutely LOVED Trace Adkins in this movie. He has a very funny yet meaningful part.
ABOUT THE MOVIE
In the story, Allyson (Sarah Drew) and her friends long for a peaceful, grown-up evening of dinner and talk–a long-overdue “moms’ night out.” But to indulge in high heels, adult conversation, and not having to cut anyone else’s meat, their husbands will need to watch the kids for a few hours. What could go wrong?
With a laugh-packed mix of big-screen, small-screen and music stars, Patricia Heaton and her husband, David Hunt have executive-produced MOMS’ NIGHT OUT, a new kind of family comedy in theaters May 9, 2014–just in time for Mother’s Day.
Heaton is one of America’s top female comedic actresses and the well-known star of Everybody Loves Raymond and The Middle, two of the most popular television comedies of all time. She joins Sarah Drew, (Grey’s Anatomy), Sean Astin (LORD OF THE RINGS and RUDY), and platinum-selling country recording artist Trace Adkins (THE LINCOLN LAWYER) in a story both hilarious and endearing for its spot-on view on parenting and real-life family relationships.
Thank you to Maria Bailey and Maria Bailey for the free tickets to see Moms Night Out. I was not asked to do a review. My opinions are mine solely!